Night-time roadworks for safety improvements on SH1 in Dome Valley

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineAugust 27, 2019

More temporary steel barriers will be installed during the night-time safety improvement work on SH1 in the Dome Valley.

The NZ Transport Agency advises there will be night-time road works on State Highway 1 south of Wellsford, starting Sunday night.

The work, from the Hoteo Bridge south to the northbound passing lane, will be carried out over seven nights, between 7pm and 6am, from Sunday 1 September.  Weather permitting, it will be finished by 6am Friday 6 September, says Northland system manager, Jacqui Hori-Hoult.

Each night traffic management crews will put out road cones from 7pm and a stop-go lane closure will start from 8pm, while contractors clear vegetation and install more temporary steel barriers along the roadside so work can continue on the safety improvements.

“During the work, our team will temporarily stop traffic while work is being carried out to ensure the safety of the work crews and road users. We will be monitoring the queues and minimising wait times as much as practical.” 

Hori-Hoult says the work is being done at night to minimise disruption for freight movements and the travelling public.

The planned safety improvements on SH1 through the Dome Valley include widening the centre line and roadside shoulders, adding right-hand turn bays and installing flexible road safety barriers. The work will be done in stages along the 15km section of SH1 from Wellsford to north of Warkworth.